Back in late Febuary of this year, when the 2011 Academy Awards announced that The Fighter had won 2 Academy Awards, both for acting, I was happy for it, the filmakers and of course, the actors. Christian Bale very much deserved the oscar for his performance as Mickey's borther, and if I might say so, it's about time, too. Also, Melissa Leo deserved it as well for her performance as Mickey and Dicky's mother, who is a harsh woman, at least. But, that does not mean that this movie is for children, tween's or even most younger teens as it is full of bone crunchingly realistic (and all the better for it, too) boxing matches which really put you in the center stage, and also with violence, there are several scenes of public violence against police officers and against the people being arrested by them. Also, there is lot's and lot's of profanity, close to 166 F-words actually which carries through the entire movie, there is plenty of sexual references and several scenes of actual bedroom activity. Finally, there is also a lot of drug use and is at one point in the movie, even actually a subject studied by a HBO. It's a entertaining and well made inspirational tale, but not for kids.